StarOffice goes open-source

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According to writers for Electronic News Online, Intel Corp.’s decision to kill its Timna chip project along with the associated memory translator hub (MTH) device ended Intel’s attempt to “sneak Rambus into mainstream PC systems.” After spending $hundreds of millions running up against technical problems, Intel realized it could not compete in the low-end market and ended the project. According to the article, the MTH was Intel’s “Trojan horse.” If it had worked, the MTH would have given Intel “the option of designing a Rambus chipset and then in the PC design using SDRAM or double data rate (DDR) or RDRAM, depending on price and availability.”

In a related article, a writer for PC World explains why he believes that DDR memory has prevailed, and will prevail, over Rambus memory.

To read the MTH/Timna article, click electronicnews.com. To access the DDR/Rambus article, click pcworld.com.

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